Google Photos is without a doubt one of the best platforms to make sure we don’t miss any important photos or videos. Now it’s got even better thanks to the protected folder feature that just got through to everyone. I remember that until now it has been exclusive to Pixel smartphones since it was launched earlier this year. Now it is available for all Samsung devices, which is undoubtedly great news for anyone who uses Google Photos. To see if you already have this new feature, just click the Photo Library tab and then choose the Utilities option.
Google Photos: good news if you have a Samsung smartphone!
The function called Locked Folder or in English Locked Folder protects all sensitive photos that you do not want to share with a password.
Videos and photos transferred to this special folder are only available by fingerprint or PIN. But watch out for one question. Everything that is protected is only available locally. In other words, it doesn’t go to the cloud. So if you lose your smartphone and don’t back up the locked folder, you will even lose that content, whether it’s photos or videos.
In fact, Protected Folders should go online like the others. Operation would be easy. They were still protected. To access it over the web, we would have to enter a password or use some other authentication system.
I remember this novelty reaching Pixel smartphones in June of this year. But the Google camera has also been updated to save photos and videos in this folder at the push of a button. It now remains to be seen whether the Samsung camera app can also save the images directly in this folder. It’s something that seems unlikely at this point.
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